Even when Election Day is over, it’s not really over. The San Diego County Registrar's Office can sometimes spend weeks counting all the ballots that continue to trickle in from across the region. As of Friday morning, 219,000 votes still needed to processed. More often than not, the initial results can help us identify the winners and loser of each race. Others are too close to call. Several we didn't see coming this year. On this week’s podcast, hosts Scott Lewis, Sara Libby and Andrew Keatts talk about some of the surprises that have unfolded as new vote totals roll in. Also on the podcast, Lewis sits down with Brigette Browning, president of Unite Here Local 30, a labor union that represents hotel and food service workers, to talk about their recent strike at the Westin San Diego Gaslamp hotel, a potential special election to fund a Convention Center expansion and more. Hero of the Week Our hero this week is Gene Cubbison. The longtime NBC 7 reporter is retiring after four decades on the job. We wish the dean of San Diego political journalism well! Goat of the Week Mike Schaefer gets the goat this week. His race against Joel Anderson for a seat on the Board of Equalization shows how there can be a downside for parties that win wave elections. Voice now has a podcast texting club for listeners. To join, text the word “podcast” to 619-202-9051. We’ll send you links to new episodes weekly and solicit questions and ideas for future podcasts.